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Foreign Languages: Doors to Opportunity (Video)
Audio-Visual

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This free downloadable video is designed in two parts of approximately twelve minutes each. The first part is intended for use with middle and high school students of foreign languages. The second part is designed for K-12 educators, including teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and parents. A Discussion Guide (available separately) accompanies the video and contains preview and postview activities to help educators in facilitating discussion of both parts of the video.

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Hausa Online
Web

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Hausa Online is a virtual language resource page of multimedia language learning material for intermediate to advanced-level Hausa language learners. Hausa Online provides access to samples of authentic Hausa texts, an image gallery with more than 200 images for use in the language classroom, and a link to a collection of language learning modules that you can complete online. If you are a Hausa language instructor you can register your class and all student work is recorded and reported to you so you can track how your students are doing.

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Instructional Guide for Use in Small Classes: African Languages
Print

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The free downloadable Instructional Guide for African Languages is written for teachers of any African language. It acts as support material for tutors who are native speakers of African languages who may or may not have a language teaching background. The Guide can also be helpful to experienced language teachers. The Guide begins with an overview of strategies for creating a language course (i.e., establishing goals, using the L2, and finding and using materials). Following the general information, The Guide offers three different groupings of lesson plans: basic language-learning lesson plans for beginners, task-based lessons for intermediate learners, and cultural-based modules for advanced learners. Finally, The Guide concludes with some ideas for integrating structure into a communicative-based classroom with sections on teaching vocabulary, integrating grammar, and understanding the sound system. The accompanying video is intended for use as a training tool for new language teachers who may not be familiar with the language teaching activities found in The Guide. The video depicts three types of language learning activities: information gap activities, role-plays, and text-based lessons. It also discusses topics such maximizing the use of the target language and implementing appropriate error correction.

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Sep
2019
25
Texas
Presentation
OER Hangout: Creating OER with students

September 25, 2019 at 3pm CDT (1pm PDF / 2pm MDT / 4pm EDT) In this discussion-based webinar, you will hear about two teams who have created open educational resources (OER) with their students. There will be 20 minutes of presentation time, and the rest of the hour will be dedicated to your questions and to conversation between participants and presenters. Register at the link provided below and we will send you the Zoom link to access this OER Hangout before the event. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits available for teachers who attend the whole webinar.

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Sep
2019
27
Arizona
Symposium
LiLaC- Literatures, Languages and Cultures in the 21st Century

CERCLL will be leading a new initiative on campus in this series of events and professional learning communities for the University of Arizona’s faculty, administrators and graduate students in language, literature and culture departments to explore today’s best practices and models for foreign language, literature and culture departments. We are hosting the launch event on Friday, September 27, 2019 (2:00-5:00 pm) on campus. It will feature world-renowned speakers who have a record of innovative program development. In a roundtable discussion, the invited speakers will each share transdisciplinary initiatives they have lead on their home campuses. This will be followed by breakout sessions in which participants can focus on themes of specific significance to them. Through these conversations, we will identify future directions to explore as a campus. The event will conclude with a reception. Featured speakers: Charlotte Melin (Professor of German University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) Gillian Lord (Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida) Domna Stanton (Distinguished Professor of French, CUNY; former President of the MLA) The event is for University of Arizona faculty and graduate students, with a focus in world language study. All participants must register in advance to attend. Organized with the College of Humanities.

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Oct
2019
4
Georgia
Symposium
World Languages Day

Interested in joining us and other Atlanta business, government, and education industry leaders? Register on our website today as a sponsor, exhibitor, or school! World Languages Day is a free information fair connecting over 1,000 high school and college students to businesses and professions that value global skills. World Languages Day is organized as a resource fair in which the students will be able to go from table to table to talk with representatives from different companies, non-profits, and government organizations about the career opportunities in their fields that come with language study and cultural competency. Highlighting these skillsets, World Languages Day’s attending organizations include representatives across international commerce, social services, and governmental agencies. Through real-world experiences, open dialogue about industry needs, and a push for globally-minded talent across potential employees, World Languages Day students are empowered to create a “map” from language success to a future professional career.

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In 1990, the Department of Education established the first Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at U.S. universities in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages. Now, twenty-five years later, Title VI of the Higher Education Act supports sixteen LRCs, creating a national network of resources to promote and improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

LRCs create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for language instructors, and conduct and disseminate research on foreign language learning. All LRCs engage in efforts that enable U.S. citizens to better work, serve, and lead.

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